Visual Timeline: Zhou Dynasty

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1046 BCE - 771 BCE: Western Zhou dynasty replaces the Shang Dynasty in China.
 
 
772 BCE - 476 BCE: The Spring and Autumn Period.
 
 
771 BCE: Following nomadic attacks in the west, the Chinese Zhou dynasty moves its capital east to Luoyang. Beginning of Eastern Zhou Period.
 
551 BCE - 479 BCE: Life of Confucius.
 
 
500 BCE: Probable life of the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu, founder of Taoism and author of the Tao-Te-Ching.
 
 
476 BCE - 221 BCE: Period of the Warring States in China.
 
 
256 BCE: The army of the state of Qin captures the city of Chengzhou and the last Zhou ruler, King Nan, is killed. End of the Zhou dynasty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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